Tuesday, February 11, 2003

JUVIE LIT, A DEUX: I've written about the wretched juvenile drivel out there before, but I've just read about another book to add to the list. Marcel Pineau has written Panic in Baghdad for nine to thirteen year old French youths. In it, two children of French diplomats slip away from the French embassy and hide out causing the US to hold its fire until they are found. By hiding out long enough, they manage to stop the war entirely. Of course, Pineau's plot depends on the assumption that the American street would see his kiddie collaborators as human shields -- and not targets.

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